Caron Butler was once an elite fantasy basketball forward as he averaged over 19 points, six rebounds and four rebounds in three consecutive seasons. However, that was five years ago and most fantasy owners completely forgot that Butler was even in the league.
In recent weeks, though, Butler has seen a steady increase in fantasy production. The Los Angeles Clippers are completely content to letting the veteran take shots and he seems to never take a hurried or ill-advised shot. He is once again putting up All-Star fantasy numbers.
Butler scored 16 points on Tuesday night in the team’s 106-84 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. He finished the game 6-11 from the field, but more importantly, he was 4-6 from behind the arc. He also came down with seven rebounds, which tied the team lead on the game.
Additionally, Butler has averaged a very impressive 16 points over his last five contests. He is even posting 2.6 three-pointers per game, which has only added to his immediate fantasy value. He was once a forgotten fantasy option, but has since seen his fantasy value rejuvenated with the Clippers this season.
Butler is by no means an everyday fantasy starter at the small forward position, but he can have value as a spot starter on the off days of the NBA. Don’t give up on this veteran just yet because he still has something left in the tank.